Brossoit stopped 49 of 51 shots in an Oilers win in his NHL debut last April. Tonight will be his second career NHL game with Cam Talbot out with an illness. The 22-year-old netminder has gone 14-8-3 with a 2.70 GAA and .921 SV% in 26 starts with Bakersfield (AHL) this season.
Talbot allowed two goals on 26 shots in the Oilers loss in New Jersey on Tuesday. He has now lost three in a row while allowing a combined 11 goals on 70 shots (.843 SV%). Despite his recent struggles, he remains a high-end option on Thursday with the Maple Leafs in town. Toronto currently features a lineup with minimal offensive prowess.
Talbot was pulled after he allowed four goals on 20 shots in the Oilers 8-1 loss in Brooklyn on Sunday. Talbot had a rough weekend, giving up eight goals on 43 shots (.814 SV%) in back-to-back losses. Talbot has gone 4-8-3 on the road this season and he’ll face a Devils team that has lost three in a row.
Talbot allowed two goals on 38 shots in the Oilers win in Ottawa on Thursday. Talbot has won two in a row while turning aside 72 of 75 shots (.960 SV%) and has been victorious in four of his last six starts. He is a must-start this afternoon against a Canadiens team that has struggled mightily as of late.
Schultz (illness) will be back in the Oilers lineup on Thursday.
Schultz missed Tuesday’s game with an illness, but will be back in the lineup tonight in Ottawa. Schultz has just nine points (3G / 6A) in 36 games this season, but has one goal and three assists his last seven games.
Talbot stopped 36 of 37 shots in the Oilers blowout win over the Blue Jackets on Tuesday. Talbot has won three of his last five while posting a 1.99 GAA and .938 SV%. After a rough start to the season, Talbot is really settling in for the Oilers. He draws a solid matchup against an Ottawa team that has lost four of five while giving up 4.00 goals per game.
Talbot surrendered three goals on 24 shots in the Oilers loss to the Predators before the All-Star break. He has lost two in a row but finished January at 4-4-1 with a 1.96 GAA and .932 SV%. Tonight he draws a strong matchup against a Blue Jackets team that has gone 4-2-1 in their last seven. Talbot comes in at 3-3-0 in his last six on home ice.